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90 Moon Quotes that Will Illuminate Your Darkest Nights

The moon brightens up our world at night and makes it even more beautiful. She’s a reminder that darkness doesn’t completely rule over the night.

Did you know that aside from being the Earth’s only natural satellite, the Moon’s surface is actually dark? Our celestial neighbor gets its light from the sun, making it appear bright in our sky.

Due to its gravitational influence, the Moon is also responsible for the tides of the oceans and the seas. As you can see, the Moon is not just something pretty to look at, it actually has a great role on how things work on our planet.

The heavenly body goes through phases, much like we do. Similar to it, we should learn to embrace the phases and changes in our lives without fearing that we will never be whole again. Because even if we sometimes see only a part of the moon, she is whole all the time, and so are you.

Here are 90 moon quotes that will illuminate your darkest nights:

Full moon quotes

There are few things more spectacular at night than a full moon. We see a full moon when the side of it facing Earth is fully lit up by the Sun. Even though it sometimes appears to glow red (the bloody moon) or larger than usual, the moon is not really changing colors or sizes — it only does so in appearance.

Here’s our list of beautiful full moon quotes. Enjoy!

Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.

HENRI FREDERIC AMIEL

The moon was reigning over their world, glowing its full splendor to all those willing to look up. 

IRINA SERBAN

The full Moon – the mandala of the sky.

TOM ROBBINS

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. 

ANTON CHEKHOV

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. 

MARK TWAIN

We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side. 

KHALIL GIBRAN

But even when the moon looks like it’s waning…it’s actually never changing shape. Don’t ever forget that. 

AI YAZAWA

Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.

TAHEREH MAFI

Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly. then your love would also change. 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

The beautiful moon is an antidepressant. Love for her light is in every heart because she is so friendly, loving and forgiving.

DEBASISH MRIDHA

The Moon has been long linked to madness and lunacy. Even today, people sometimes superstitiously blame the Moon, especially the full Moon.

KEN CROSWELL

The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to. 

CARL SANDBURG

When hope is fleeting, stop for a moment and visualize, in a sky of silver, the crescent of a lavender moon. Imagine it — delicate, slim, precise, like a paper-thin slice from a cabochon jewel. It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful. And sometimes it is enough.

VERA NAZARIAN

We ran as if to meet the moon. 

ROBERT FROST

What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished. 

DENG MING-DAO

When the Moon is not full, the stars shine more brightly.

UNKNOWN

The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love.

DEBASISH MRIDHA

She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane. 

PAULO COELHO (more Paulo Coelho quotes)

This is what I am talking about: the bewitching power of moonlight. Moonlight incites dark passions like a cold flame, making hearts burning with the intensity of phosphorus.

RAMPO EDOGAWA

The moon, like a flower in heaven’s high bower, With silent delight Sits and smiles on the night.

WILLIAM BLAKE

The moon fascinates us in her simplicity.

AVIJEET DAS

He could well imagine what the moon had given her: pure solitude and tranquility. That was the best thing the moon could give a person.

HARUKI MURAKAMI

This super full moon brings grounding that opens a doorway of new healing, new teaching and new mysteries.

UNKNOWN

We are going to the moon that is not very far. Man has so much farther to go within himself. 

ANAÏS NIN

I’d rather live in a world where I get to love the moon than in one where I don’t, even if the moon won’t return the feeling.

ALEX LONDON

She used to tell me that a full moon was when mysterious things happen and wishes come true. 

SHANNON A. THOMPSON

The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.

SHANNON L. ALDER

It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.

GALILEO GALILEI

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

GEORGE CARLIN

When I look at the moon I do not see a hostile, empty world. I see the radiant body where man has taken his first steps into a frontier that will never end.

DAVID SCOTT

Full moon is a good fisherman; every eye is easily caught in his net! 

MEHMET MURAT ILDAN

Be the moon and inspire people, even when you’re far from full.

K. TOLNOE

If you have a problem with the Moon in the sky and you are unhappy, change yourself, because the Moon won’t change!

MEHMET MURAT ILDAN

The moon is queen of everything. She rules the oceans, rivers, rain. When I am asked whose tears these are; I always blame the moon.

LUCILLE CLIFTON

If someday the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised, because every night I tell her about you.

SHAHRAZAD AL-KHALIJ

Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.

GAUTAMA BUDDHA

The new Moon is an auspicious time for a fresh start.

CERRIDWEN GREENLEAF

And all the insects ceased in honor of the moon. 

JACK KEROUAC (more Jack Kerouac quotes)

As the seas are claimed, the Moon shall be the jewel in the prize. Claimed, not as a safe haven, but as an island of menace within the sky. And the last nail will have been driven home when humanity realizes their inactive mistakes.

ANTHONY T. HINCKS

There’s no point in saving the world if it means losing the moon. 

TOM ROBBINS

Many solemn nights blond moon, we stand and marvel…Sleeping our noons away. 

TEITOKU

She was like the moon, half here and half somewhere else.

MEETA AHLUWALIA

It was the kind of moon that I would want to send back to my ancestors and gift to my descendants so they know that I too have been bruised…by beauty. 

SANOBER KHAN

The moon — a luminous guide for the poetic musings of my soul. 

MEETA AHLUWALIA

With the light all around us, we felt secret in that moon–infused water like pearls forming in the soft tissues of oysters. 

PAT CONROY

The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.

JEAN INGELOW

The moon rested right above the mountains, a place I call home. 

DANIEL WALLOCK

Your thoughts are a veil on the face of the Moon. That Moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So let them go, just let them fall into the water.

RUMI

When the storm is over and night falls and the moon is out in all its glory and all you’re left with is the rhythm of the sea, of the waves, you know what God intended for the human race, you know what paradise is.

HAROLD PINTER

Sun and moon quotes

It is said that once upon a time the Sun was in love with the Moon, but they could never be together because he was destined to illuminate the day and she to cast a glow on the night. Each night, the Sun dies to let his true love breathe, and each morning, the Moon does the same for the Sun. Isn’t that beautiful?

Here’s our collection of sun and moon quotes to inspire you:

Tell me the story../ About how the sun loved the moon so much../ That she died every night../ Just to let him breathe… 

HANAKO ISHII

Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars. 

E.E. CUMMINGS

The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.

CONFUCIUS

Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. 

SUZY KASSEM

The Sun loves the Moon so much that he dies every night to let her breathe, and in return, she reflects his love.

JEFFREY FRY

The sun watches what I do. But the moon knows all my secrets.

J.M WONDERLAND

And the sun and the moon sometimes argue over who will tuck me in at night. If you think I am having more fun than anyone on this planet, you are absolutely correct. 

HAFIZ

The magic of autumn has seized the countryside; now that the sun isn’t ripening anything it shines for the sake of the golden age; for the sake of Eden; to please the moon for all I know.

ELIZABETH COATSWORTH

I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either. Nobody goes faster than the legs they have. If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant.

ALBERTO CAEIRO

The moon is sun at your place splashing its rays below but it’s the same art board we stare at!

SUYASHA SUBEDI

During the day the Sun causes wounds. And in the night the Moon heals the wounds. The mountain waits all day for the night when his moon will be finally bright.

SUYASHA SUBEDI

I am the sun who will bring delight when you are in front of me. I am the moon who will show shyness when you are away from me.

SANTOSH KALWAR

You are the sun. You bring warmth, laughter and joy—but he is the moon. He draws me into a world of mystery that I have never known.

MEREDITH T. TAYLOR

Moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE (more Nathaniel Hawthorne quotes)

The moon has awoken with the sleep of the sun, the light has been broken; the spell has begun.

UNKNOWN

It is no secret that the moon has no light of her own, but is, as it were, a mirror, receiving brightness from the influence of the sun.

VITRUVIUS

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

MAHATMA GANDHI (more Mahatma Gandhi quotes)

You may have the dark and cold street life, ruled by the lessor light of the moon. During this time, I restore my temple, and later awake to greet the awesome radiance of the sun-star.

T.F. HODGE

She has always been admired by the sun; For the way she rises each time after she falls. But the way she sparkles and glows whenever she talks about the things she adores; makes the moon and stars watch in envy…

SAMIHA TOTANJI

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

BUDDHA

Life is too short to not have fun; we are only here for a short time compared to the sun and the moon and all that.

COOLIO

Moon and stars quotes                   

Each night, when the sky is clear, there’s a spectacle going on above our heads. The whole Earth seems to be covered with a blanket made out of diamonds. For many artists, this view combined with the quietness of the night is everything they need to become more creative.

There are also some cute stories out there about the Moon and stars if you want to check them out, but meanwhile, read through our list of beautiful Moon and stars quotes.

Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars. 

J.R.R. TOLKIEN

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

LES BROWN

We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on… 

JOHN LENNON

And at the end of the night, they realized how important those little stars were, which they ignored while adoring the beauty of the moon whole night.

AKSHAY VASU

The moon stared at me through sprinkled nighttime stardust and I alone smile.

JAY LONG

Have you ever felt this feeling? When suddenly out of the blue someone walks right into your heart? And then you keep staring at the sky at night and keep asking the stars and the moon to help you figure this all out!

AVIJEET DAS

She is twice as beautiful as the moon and all of the stars together. 

GIOVANNIE DE SADELEER

The Moon is the first milestone on the road to the stars.

ARTHUR C. CLARKE

In presence of the Moon nobody sees stars.

AMIT KALANTRI

And all the stars in the deep blue sky are the tears of the moon; the ones he cried while dreaming about the sun. 

LAURA CHOUETTE

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. CLEMENT STONE

Drag me to the Moon to catch a star and seize its brilliance as I’m swept up in amorphous dust.

BRADLEY CHICHO

You can be the Moon and still be jealous of the stars.

GARY ALLAN

The Moon just reflects the sunlight. Stars are the ones that can shine by themselves like the Sun. The Moon just sponges off the Sun and shines.

HONG JUNG-EUN

There’s something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon.

LUANNE RICE

Those are the same stars, and that is the same moon, that look down upon your brothers and sisters, and which they see as they look up to them, though they are ever so far away from us, and each other.

SOJOURNER TRUTH

I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected.

GLORIA VANDERBILT

I am not a person who reaches for the moon as long as I have the stars.

GERTRUDE EDERLE

I’m as old as the moon and the stars, and as young as the trees and the lakes.

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA

Who says you cannot hold the moon in your hand? Tonight when the stars come out and the moon rises in the velvet sky, look outside your window, then raise your hand and position your fingers around the disk of light. There you go… That was easy.

VERA NAZARIAN

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